Our mission is to create the most complete, comprehensive and easy to use plant database for landscape architects and above all Free for everyone worldwide. The plant profiles are designed to make important information be accessible and easy to find. The plants appearance and seasonal features are as detailed as possible to help landscape architects and designers conceive elaborate planting schemes.
The plant database features:
- General information
- Latin name, common name and occasionally names in other languages
- High quality images, highlighting the plants features and general appearance
- Table format for quick view of plant details
- Detailed description of the plant, habitat and growing requirements
- Suggested use in landscape design
- Categories for quick navigation
- A-Z ordering
- Advanced Search
- Plant ID
Landscape Architects can use the main categories to browse plants or use the advanced search to either find a plant for specific requirements or to identify a plant.
To try identify (ID) a plant go to Advanced Search and fill in all the information you have available about the plant you are trying to identify, even just basic features such a bloom color, leaf type could help you find the plant you are trying to identify. If a quick search didn't return the results you were looking for, by simply looking at the plant try to go on filling as much as you can of the form and search again, the more information you enter, the more accurate your results are likely to be. Please keep in mind that this functionality will be more effective as our plant database grows.
You can search or browse plants from ordered from A-Z by their botanical name. Use the categories to quickly find trees, bulbs or perennials etc.
Plants suitable for shady areas or sunny borders are also one click away for your convenience.
Contribute to the Plant Database
We welcome all plant lovers to contribute to the database. This process is pretty straight forward you can submit a profile of your favorite plant through the main Submit menu at the top of the page or from the plants page through the Submit a plant button/shortcut.
Try to fill in as many fields as possible of the submission form and structure the main description to provide the following information: general info about the plant, plant description, habitat, common use, suggested use in landscape design and any other information available, once you're done hit Submit and upload your images.
If you would like to contribute but language or knowledge are an impediment. You can still contribute by submitting high quality plant photography. Go to the main Submit menu > Photography make sure to include all the information available regarding the plant, most importantly name and location, this will speed up the process to publish your photographic work. Typically we expect at least three photos of the plant, representing the general appearance, inflorescence, flower, leaves, bark etc. Watermarked photography is not accepted.